Length requirement: 5 pages (not including cover and reference pages)
For this option, you will review a movie or book about an issue related to psychology and the concepts in the course. You will relate the concepts from the course to the characters of the movie or book.
Watch any movie or read any book of your choosing that has a significant character or characters that relate to one of the concepts of the book. The movie/book review should include an introduction to the topic, a summary of your main observation, and a concluding summary.
Content of the paper:
You MUST have three scientific citations to support your paper. The citations may come from the textbook or a professional journal but NOT popular press. Better sources include scientific (peer reviewed) journals.
For this assignment, you are asked to discuss the psychological aspects of a fictional character.
Select at least three areas of psychology that are discussed as part of this course and discuss the character in the context of what we know about these domains.
What are some of the most specific aspects of the character that you can relate to concepts in the textbook?
What do you find interesting about this character?
What seem to be the pressing issues that this character must resolve?
How have the specific factors inherent in the context in which the person lives affected them?
What might have been done to change the development of this character in regards to the psychological concepts you have chosen to study? Family, peers, environment, medication, etc…
Be sure to introduce briefly the character and the story so that the reader of your paper is familiar enough to understand the references to the book or movie. You may use direct quotes (with proper citation) from the scientific articles or movie for the purposes of illustration. You should not rely on this as an alternative to providing your own interpretation or opinion. You are required to tie in references and information from the scientific literature.